[ntp:hackers] Re: magnitudes for ntpq variables

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Mar 29 05:42:32 UTC 2006


The only overt reference to milliseconds on the web page is in delay. 
The interpretation of all time values in milliseconds is not explicit. 
Some time in the future this should be made explicit. I don't intend to 
embelish this now.


>> All time satistics produced by the mode-6 (ntpq) support are in
>> milliseconds; all frequency statistics are in PPM. All poll intervals
>> are in log-2 seconds. There is no ambiguity whatsoever about these
>> things. This is an inherent characteristic of the mode-6 monitoring
>> protocol; ntpq just displays what it gets.
>>> The web man pages did not clarify this issue, that I could find.
> I think the original question here is not only what ARE the units, but
> he is asking that they be documented. I havent looked at the WEB
> page but will take his word that they are not documented there.
> If that is the case, could you add something like the above words
> to the web page?

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